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Building it Right Northern & Aboriginal Housing Forum February 21-23, 2012

on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 05:05

Our vision for northern housing is for every family to have a home that his healthy, well-constructed, well-maintained & energy efficient.
A good housing strategy is composed of partnerships, which build capacity as well as homes, using as many local materials as is ecologically or economically practical.

Date and Location
February 21 - 23, 2012, Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB

Special Room Rate:
plus tax, to book a room call 1-888-332-2623 and quote Group Number 195433


  • Northern Housing Management
  • Employment & Training in Forestry & Construction
  • Northern Housing Technology
  • Forestry Practices
  • Community Planning

Forum Description:
Northern and Aboriginal communities are faced with many challenges in improving their housing. There are numerous models of successful partnerships in northern housing management and technology such as Frontiers Foundation’s Standing Tree to Standing Home program.


on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 04:38
Start: Jan 12 2012 - 8:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

TO:All members of Frontiers Foundation & New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation
All members of the Operation Beaver Division & Project Amik Resident’s Committee
And all other Aboriginal organizations
Plus all supporting NGOs, service clubs, churches & citizen’s groups

At Frontiers Foundation’s recent Vision Quest and Annual General Meeting, the Parliament Hill demonstration as described herewith was discussed and approved for action.

At this January 12 meeting all aspects of this demonstration will be discussed. Olivia Chow, Jack Layton’s widow, has given her royal OK and will welcome hopefully 2,000 demonstrators to our “Pyramid of Hope” March 1, 2012 each carrying a tiny house. A local hobby shop is building and donating a model of an F-35 for the event. An Ottawa Native drum will provide appropriate songs.

Our Agenda on January 12 will include:
1. Objectives
2. Choice of speakers
3. Transportation arrangements
4. Networking

Christmas at FF

on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 01:47

Our December 15, 2011 Christmas party was acclaimed as best-ever, with New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC), Frontiers Foundation and Project Amik Residents Committee (PARC) all pitching in for the food and fun. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’s beautiful decorations included a striking winter scene mural.

Project Amik residents and FF staff cooked and served a memorable turkey dinner including salad donated by Toronto Community Living (TCL), for sixty guests. PARC President Mike McTague, our MC, kept us entertained with nonstop Christmas humor. Santa (Steve Biagioni) passed out gifts for everyone of our resident children with the help of star elf Sherry Bardy, who had partnered with Patsy Cuffy to procure them. Charles and Barbara Catto played piano for Christmas carols.

Among the distinguished guests were Ed Star (SHS Consulting), Rick Fratiani (RBC), Tessa Sill & Bonnie Johnston (TDSB) and old friend Kaela Mulenga, who brought Christmas greetings from Zambia.